About Fife

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With a population of just over 9,900 and a thriving business environment, Fife offers a small-town feel with big-city ideas. Fife has grown into an accessible business hub – linking people, cities, jobs and attractions. Located along Interstate 5 with close proximity to Tacoma, Sea-Tac International Airport and the Port of Tacoma, Fife is a center of industry and commerce in the Puget Sound.

Open space, vibrant parks, outdoor public art, close-knit neighborhoods and great schools make Fife an ideal place for families. There is no shortage of family-friendly events in Fife and it is located just minutes from Tacoma’s renowned museum district. And, Mount Rainier really is as close as it looks.

History + Demographics

Fife was founded in 1957 and covers roughly 5.85 square miles of land between the Puyallup River and Puget Sound.

As of 2015, 9,910 people call Fife home. There are seven parks to enjoy, with amenities that include an off-leash dog area, ponds, walking and biking trails, ball fields and sports courts.

Industrious by Nature

In Fife, we’re industrious by nature. Fife’s hard-working heritage, close-knit culture and convenient access to great schools, jobs and amenities make Fife ideal for families. Fife families love the city for its award-winning school district, free year-round special events, and miles of parks and trails to explore. No B+O tax, I-5 exposure, a responsive City Government and Chamber of Commerce, and its central location make Fife well-positioned to do business.


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The City of Fife is an equal opportunity‎ employer.